Data Last Updated: January 06, 2021
Austria has reopened for tourism, allowing visitors from certain countries to enter.
Authorities are allowing entry of travelers from most EU+ countries without restrictions, except for parts of Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Portugal, Spain, and the UK, where they can either submit a negative Covid-19 test taken within the last 72 hours or go on quarantine for 10 days.
The only third-country nationals that can enter Austria at the moment are residents of Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and Uruguay.
Mask is required to be worn in all public indoor, public transport and certain outdoor areas where social distancing is not possible.
Authorities in Austria announced additional measures to combat the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that will come into force from Oct. 23 following an increase in infections in the country.
From this date indoor gatherings are limited to six individuals and outdoor gatherings limited to 12; this is a voluntary measures in private homes as such a measure would not currently be legally enforceable. For organized events attendance is capped at 1,000 people indoors and 1,500 outdoors; all events over 250 people require prior approval from authorities.
Austria came out of lockdown on 7 December but its restaurants and hotels will stay closed until 6 January 2021 (except for business travelers). There is a curfew in place between 8pm and 6am.
Airlines & Transport
Austria's airports are operating with a limited flight plan. Austrian Airlines have resumed flight operations for selected destinations.
Cross-border train traffic has resumed. Please check the Austrian Railways website for the latest information.
Status of Opening to Tourists
Information based on tourists place of residence being in that country for the last 14 days
Antigua and Barbuda
Bosnia and Herzegovina
British Virgin Islands
Central African Republic
Democratic Republic of Congo
Isle of Man
Northern Mariana Islands
Papua New Guinea
Republic of Congo
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Pierre and Miquelon
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Sao Tome and Principe
Svalbard and Jan Mayen
Trinidad and Tobago
Turks and Caicos
U.S. Virgin Islands
United Arab Emirates
Wallis and Futuna
Austria officially reopened its borders for tourism to welcome travelers as of June 16, 2020.
Allowing all of the European Economic Area nations, with the exception of the UK, Sweden, Portugal to visit. Visitors from approved EU countries can visit Austria without a quarantine period or testing required.
Here are the current COVID-19 entry requirements and restrictions you should be aware about if planning to travel to Austria.
Who Can Visit Austria?
Travelers from the following countries can visit Austria without tests and/or quarantine:
On the other hand, as of August 18, Spain and Croatia now need a 72-hour negative PCR test to enter Austria.
Here's the list of countries that require a COVID-19 PCR Test taken at most 72 hours prior to arrival:
Travelers have to be a resident of one of the above-approved countries and have physically been in one of the approved countries for the past 14-days.
Is There A Mandatory Tests and/or Quarantine?
No. However, The Austrian government has made a new rule in order to stop EU citizens from returning to Austria from high-risk countries. That is to say, EU/EEA/Swiss citizens arriving from high-risk areas are obligated to produce a negative COVID-19 PCR test result taken within 72 hours of arrival.
The following are considered high-risk areas by Austrian Government:
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- North Macedonia
- People's Republic of China
- Russian Federation
- South Africa
To clarify, this is only for EU/EEA/Swiss Citizens. Residents and nationals of the above high-risk countries cannot enter as of yet.
Safety Measures and Health Protocols in Austria
- Social distancing of 1-meter between strangers
- Avoiding of hugging, kissing, or handshaking as greetings
- Frequent hand-washing
- Face masks have to be worn on public transport, taxis, indoor areas of ships on lake and river cruises, so museums, supermarkets, indoor shops, and indoor events
What's Open in Austria?
- Hotels and other accommodation facilities are generally open again.
- Restaurants, inns, pubs, and ice cream parlors have reopened but require social distancing
- Since 1 August, indoor events for up to 500 people and outdoor events for up to 750 people have been permitted.
- Larger events may be permitted but under specific circumstances and subject to an official permit
- Museums, sights, swimming pools, zoos, and other leisure facilities are generally open as usual.
Check the detailed restriction/reopening details of Austria on our live map.
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Information for Non-Tourists
Austrian citizens arriving from low-risk countries do not need to show a negative COVID-19 test or commit to quarantine.
EU/EEA/Swiss citizens arriving from a high-risk area are obligated to produce a medical certificate proving a negative COVID-19 PCR test (the test has to have been administered in the last 72 hours before arrival). If you were unable to get tested before entering Austria, you are required to get tested within 48 hours after arriving, and you have to self-quarantine until your test results arrive.
If you were unable to get tested before entering Austria, you are required to get tested within 48 hours after arriving, and you have to self-quarantine until your test results arrive.
Entry to Austria remains prohibited indefinitely for third-country nationals from states outside the EU, Schengen Area, and the UK. Exceptions are in place for health workers, freight workers, diplomats, individuals in transit, and urgent or essential reasons decided on a case-by-case basis.
Austria’s Health Ministry has also imposed a new transit from, which must be completed when passing through the country if coming from high-risk countries.
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